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Halloween with Chloe

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I just couldn't resist this outfit when I saw it and I had to purchase it for her. She was one day old and still in the hospital at that time. Finally after 4 months she is able to make her debut!

And now...

without further delay...

I introduce to you...

on Halloween night...

the third and newest member of the "Bestest Bugs"

Chloe Olivia



Caterpillar Chloe exploring her "habitat"

Caterpillar Chloe striking a "pose"

Caterpillar Chloe showing her colours

Caterpillar Chloe helping hand out the Halloween treats

Can you tell that I love her and think she is absolutely the most adorable baby in the world?
I thought you could!

Good night Sweetheart
 love and kisses from Mia
(the Grandmother of the Bestest Bugs)

For my Faithful Followers

I would like to offer my faithful followers a 10% discount on any pair of earrings in my Etsy shop, Beaded Embellishments starting now and ending in one week from now on Thursday November 4th @ 0700 am EST.

In case anyone has their heart set on an item in my shop for Christmas gift giving or even just for themselves, I want to give you advance notice that I am putting my shop on vacation mode for the weekend of November 6th and 7th when I will be taking all of my jewelry items to my local Artsian's Craft Show. If  the item gets sold there, it will not be back in my shop because my items are unique, one of a kind pieces.

In order to take advantage of this offer, I ask that if you are making a purchase of a pair of earrings that you send me a message in the checkout box "message to seller" or via email and include the code word: OLIVIA. I will refund the 10% back to you via PayPal.

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Inspiration, Interpretation and Creation

Here is an example of one of those "things in nature" that inspire me to create beautiful jewelry. I have always found such profound beauty in the winter scenes where the freshly fallen snow glazes over on the bare branches of the trees in the early morning sun. This weekend we had our fist light snowfall and it reminded of one of those days.

I wanted to somehow translate the beauty of that kind of a winter scene into one of my pieces of jewelry.
My interpretation of this winter scene was created  by suspending a sterling silver snowflake  beneath some freshly falling snow which I have represented by attaching many iridescent aurora borealis Swarovski crystals  to sterling silver chain. All of this wintery splendour sparkles beneath these comfort sterling silver leverbacks.

These Winter Wonderland earrings are priced at $35.00 US and will be on display at my upcoming craft show. If you are interested in purchasing this one of a kind pair prior to my craft show, please send me an email via Beaded Embellishments and I will create a listing for them.

Happy Birthday Mom

My mother celebrated her 77th birthday this week. Happy Birthday Mom! You are so special to me both as a mother and a friend. I Love You! I wish you joy, happiness and good health this year and always.

My mother and I at her Birthday dinner


As I look back on my life

I find myself wondering...

Did I remember to thank you

for all that you have done for me?

For all of the times you were by my side

to help me celebrate my successes

and accept my defeats?

Or for teaching me the value of hard work,

good judgement, courage, and honesty?

I wonder if I've ever thanked you

for the simple things...

The laughter, smiles, and quiet times we've shared?

If I have forgotten to express my gratitude

For any of these things,

I am thanking you now...

and I am hoping that you've known all along,

how very much you are loved and appreciated.

~Author Unknown~

Mom with her daughters (Deborah, Denise, Diana and Donna from L to R)

Cutest little Piglet ever!

My sweetheart Chloe attended her first pool party this weekend accompanied by her loving mother, Karly. It looks like she enjoyed herself immensely and I just wanted to share her with you. After all, who doesn't love a cute little baby!

Chloe in her "Piglet" bathing suit.

Chloe enjoying the water

Blog Giveaway

I'm at it again...another blog giveaway that is!
Aquariann from the Art and Tree Chatter of Aquariann Blog has so kindly  partnered with me by hosting a giveaway of a pair of Fuschia Swarovski Crystal and Impression Jasper Earrings that I made in honour of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

This giveaway is open to everyone.
Please follow the link above to her blog post for details on how to enter this giveaway and to read her post about me and my jewelry creations.
Aquariann was the lucky winner of the Tanzanite Earrings from my most recent blog giveaway !
Here is a picture of the earrings I have made for this giveaway.
A big "Thank you" to Aquariann and Good Luck to everyone!

Click on this Link for Details on How to Enter this Giveaway

Update October 26/10 - This Giveaway is officially closed.
Congratulations to Sharon (MoonRae) the winner of the Fuschia Swarovski Crystal Silver Earrings.
Sharon, I hope you enjoy these earrings!
 The draw was made from a total of 193 entries using a random number generator. The random generator selected the 86th entry.